What does back and forth mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. back and forth, backward and forward, to and fro(adverb)

    moving from one place to another and back again

    "he traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and New York"; "the treetops whipped to and fro in a frightening manner"; "the old man just sat on the porch and rocked back and forth all day"

Wiktionary

  1. back and forth(Noun)

    The movement (of someone or something) forward followed by a return to the same position. May refer to a concept such as an emotional state or a relationship as well as a physical thing.

  2. back and forth(Noun)

    Negotiations or discussions between two or more parties, a dialog.

  3. back and forth(Adverb)

    From one place to another and back again.

  4. back and forth(Adjective)

    Going from one place or position to another and back again.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of back and forth in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of back and forth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Thomas:

    As the guy and police were going back and forth, the man acted like he was going to run back inside his house and then ran around the cars by the cop car, and the cops started pursuing closer to him.

  2. Michael Thomas:

    As the guy and police were going back and forth, the man acted like he was going to run back inside his house, and then ran around the cars by the cop car, and the cops started pursuing closer to him.

  3. Art Bilek:

    People have friends and relatives who go back and forth, there is an interchange, a community he could tap. It wasn't just people who wanted to. It was, in some cases, 'You do this or I hurt your family back home.'.

  4. Rami Touffaha:

    You could see the smaller boats going back and forth to try and help bring people back to shore, the waters weren't choppy so I don't see what could have caused the boat to sink, but you never know in these waters unfortunately.

  5. Justin Hurwitz:

    I was visiting my parents in Wisconsin. I was coming back to L.A. that day. I was just packing my stuff up at their house. We were heading off to the airport. Damien and I were still emailing back and forth about, 'Oh, this whistle. Should we have a whistle?'... I was so in the middle of it. I didn't want to have to put it down to go to the airport and fly.

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